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State Pension Committee Approves Retirement Compensation Proposals
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Temporarily promoted new hires would be factored into how the California Public Employees’ Retirement System calculates its pensions under a vote Tuesday of a CalPERS Committee.


Bright Green Paint Marks The Way For Sac State Cyclists
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Sacramento State has become quite a bit greener in the last couple of weeks. Crews have been painting miles of new lime-green bike lanes and striping on roads and paths on campus.


California Legislature Enters Final Two weeks
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

In just two weeks the California legislature will adjourn for the rest of the year. That means lawmakers have to act fast to finish their work


GOP: Reverse Budget Reserve Restriction On School Districts
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Legislative Republicans are calling on Democrats to reverse a law included in this year’s California budget package that restricts the ability of school districts to build large reserves.


Theatre Review: The Golden State
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Writers have been poking fun at selfish, money-hoarding misers for centuries. One classic comedy from the 1600’s by French playwright Moliere is getting a contemporary California update by Main Street Theatre Works in Jackson.


Lake Tahoe Researchers Seek Donations To Expand Data Collection Efforts
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

The most-detailed data collection effort along the shores of Lake Tahoe is underway and researchers are asking for donations to expand it.


California Scrambles To Clear Medi-Cal Applications Backlog
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

The State of California says it’s working as fast as it can to process a backlog of 400,000 Medi-Cal applications.


California High-Speed Rail Faces Skepticism As Preliminary Construction Begins
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Preliminary construction and impact studies have begun for California's High-Speed Rail project after years of debate and legal challenges.


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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

President Obama's carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.


A Tale Of Two Polls

Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.


Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

Same-sex marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.


Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.


Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm

Attorney General Eric Holder, who will go to the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, wrote that the Justice Department's investigation of Michael Brown's death would be full and fair.


Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment

Following allegations of abuse of power, Rick Perry maintained that he had done nothing wrong. He told a crowd outside the courthouse he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."


Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers

Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes.


Man With A Knife Fatally Shot By Police In St. Louis, Officials Say

The shooting appears to be unrelated to the ongoing protests in neighboring Ferguson, Mo. Police say the 23-year-old, suspected of stealing items from a convenience store, was "acting erratically."


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